June 2003 interview with Jason Rubin, then President of Naughty Dog (from 2001 onwards a subsidiary of Sony), which he then later left in 2004. The time of the interview was before the Jak II release date.
Run time 34 minutes 58 secondsProducer KikizoProduction Company KikizoAudio/Visual (HQ WMV) Windows Media Audio 44100Hz mono 48Kbps, (HQ WMV) Windows Media Video 7 320x240 4.00fps 112KbpsLanguage English
The interview deals with his history with games, computers and the business - including with Andrew Gavin, how he made "Punch out" his first game he didn't copy over because of lack of hard drives, and his first published game "Ski Crazed" around age 16/17.
He then gets asked about $3.5M quoted number for Jak II, and says budgets are a lot higher and he even personally invested part of $3.5M himself for Jak 1.
He then talks a bit about Sony and the relationship between Naughty Dog and them, then about how his success is for him, as well as his late nights, and a personal moment he had.
Moving onto Hirokazu Yasuhara and his history, and role at Naughty Dog, and much about him. He also mentions the problems of interviews and trying to represent the work of 63 other people.
He then discussed Jak II in some detail, with the production and design involved, as well as comparisons with Insomniac Inc.'s games.
See the segments section for the questions asked and timings.
Videogame-related footage taken from Kikizo's archives.
[Thanks to Kikizo.com for donating this footage.]